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night. he didn't want to go to bed until the election was final. that was about 3:00 p.m. he never got a concession call from pete stark, but today stark issued a statement conceding the race. >> one journey ended last night, a new journey starts today and that's to go to congress and finish what we started. >> he's hoping to help with the gridlock in washington, which will not be easy considering the balance of power between democrats and republicans after the election remains the same. but swalwell says some new, young energy in congress could help. >> a 31-year-old on congress will be the youngest, most inexperienced congress in the history of congress. i see that not as a liability but as an opportunity. >> he turns 32 next week and he will be the second youngest member of congress after eric swock of illinois. they criticized him az rookie during the campaign. >> he routinely called me a rookie, but we embraced that because we believe a rookie is what congress needs right now. >> the 80-year-old congressman who was first elected in 1972 did not reply to a request for interviews to
's not a runaway either so it's a confusing case. >>> the election is over, but for the republican party, the second-guessing has just begun. some republicans feel they need to overhaul their party just to stay competitive. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez joins us in walnut creek tonight. jodi, this is a pivotal time. what are some of the options that you know of? >> reporter: that's the big question, raj, where to go from here. i'm standing in front of campaign headquarters for republicans. last week it was bustling with activity and with hope. tonight as you can see all that remains is a few -- are a few discarded lawn signs. analysts say the state gop is in need of a major makeover. >> and after a lot of work there's a big letdown. >> reporter: that's how republican state chair describes how the outcome of last week's election has left republicans feeling. the state's gop suffered a sweeping defeat. not only did mitt romney lose, voters rejected their stance on the proposition and democrats won a super majority in the state assembly. >> the republican party has no good news other that o
appearance at the meeting. for the first time since his election governor brown took a seat at the meeting urging members not to move forward with the hike. the board wants to impose higher fees to urge students with enough credits to graduate and make room for new freshman. brown says voters approved prop 30, now is not the new time to ask for money. >> that's why i said delay it and let me think about it. now, there are issues. can students just take courses over and over again. can they hang around seven or eight years? well, that has cost to it and we'll have to find a way to curb it. >> the governor plans to attend the regent meeting in san francisco tomorrow but late today the regents announced it was delaying fee hikes as well. >>> cap in trade, three words that tonight are a political hot potato. the new pollution rules going in effect tomorrow are creating a lot of confusion for bay area businesses. jodi hernandez separates fact from promise. >> reporter: the folks at the california resources board are gearing up for what they call a historic day as they prepare to auction off pol
next. >>> higher taxes. government cuts. the election may be over. the fiscal cliff is looming. >> lots may be asking what is the fiscal cliff? and how will it affect me? we go to our business and tech reporter, scott budman who went looking for the answers. scott. >> good evening. let's get one thing out of the way. the fiscal cliff is not new. it's the result of both parties. and extending our nation's debt ceiling last year, pushing the deadline for taxes and budget cuts until the end of this year. now that the election is over, it is what we are focusing on and the deadline is getting close. >> i've got the pen. ready to sign the bill right away. i'm ready to do it. >> it won't be that easy to avoid what is being called the fiscal cliff. a series of tax increases, and government cutbacks, set to hit at the end of the year, unless a budget compromise is reached first. >> right now, if congress fails to come to an agreement on an overall deficit reduction package by the end of the year, everybody's taxes will go up january 1. everybody's. including the 98% of americans who make less t
the votes today. florida election officials say the president carried 50% of the vote to mitt romney's 49.1%. a difference of about 74,000 votes. the president had enough electoral votes to win re-election on tuesday without florida, moving florida into the blue column now increases the president's electoral vote total to 332 compared to romney's 206. >>> it's been nearly two weeks since hurricane sandy hit the east coast. and some suburban new york homes are still without power tonight. and people there are getting more and more frustrated. [ honking ] >> dozens of people protested outsidet headquarters of the long island power authority today. right now nearly 140,000 homes and businesses still do not have electricity. new york governor andrew cuomo visited a neighborhood in queens today that's still in the dark. there is word tonight that crews hope to restore power to 99% of the homes by tuesday. the governor acknowledged that's not good enough. >> i think all the utility companies failed in several ways. i don't want to be harsh. i understand the storm was catastrophic in many ways.
made about benghazi. >> the first news conference since being re-elected, president obama touched on the fiscal cliff and global warming and petraeus scandal. john mccain and lindsay graham accused rice of misleading the american people about the u.s. consulate attack in libya that killed four american diplomats and demanding a watergate style hearing. they said they would block rice's nomination if promoted to a cabinet position. president obama not only gave her the highest praise but came to her defense. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she received and the besmirch her reputation, outrage out. >> mr. graham said, mr. president, don't think for one minute i don't hold you ultimately responsible for ben gazdy. i think you failed as the president before and after the attack. president obama responded to the petraeus scandal saying there's no evidence that national security was com
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